Cyd Maurer, News Anchor Unjustly Fired for Marijuana, Thanks Supporters

   

Cyd Maurer’s story has struck a chord with the cannabis community and people who believe in fairness across the country. A talented young news anchor with poise well beyond her 25 years, losing her job for off-the-job marijuana use has elevated the national discourse surrounding marijuana rights. While ending the arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of nonviolent citizens who use marijuana is a great first step for states like Oregon, the fact that an employee can drink large amounts of alcohol on Friday and Saturday night and go to work unafraid on Monday, while someone like Cyd can be fired for just one toke on a Friday three weeks before a drug test is ridiculous on its face. Examples like Cyd’s will help lead us to a more fair and justice society for the cannabis community.

Cyd had taken the time to thank her supporters for the outpouring of support on a new YouTube video. She also pleads with people to not take their justified anger out on her former coworkers at KEZI as they didn’t make the corporate policy that caused her unjust termination. Please take the time to hear her out and share this important story. You can learn more about Cyd and her unfortunate ordeal at www.askemeaboutmarijuana.com.

Cyd Maurer, News Anchor Unjustly Fired for Marijuana, Thanks Supporters

Anthony Johnson

Anthony, a longtime cannabis law reform advocate, was Chief Petitioner and co-author of Measure 91, Oregon's cannabis legalization effort. He served as director of both the New Approach Oregon and Vote Yes on 91 PACs, the political action committees responsible for the state's legalization campaign. As director of New Approach Oregon, Anthony continues to work towards effectively implementing the cannabis legalization system while protecting small business owners and the rights of patients. He sits on the Oregon Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee and fights for sensible rules at the legislature as well as city councils and county commissions across the state. Anthony helps cannabis business comply with Oregon's laws and advises advocates across the country. He also serves as content director of both the International Cannabis Business Conference and the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference, helping share the vision of moving the cannabis industry forward in a way that maintains the focus on keeping people out of prison and protecting patients. He was a member of the Oregon Health Authority Rules Advisory Committee, assisting the drafting of the administrative rules governing Oregon’s state-licensed medical marijuana facilities. He first co-authored and helped pass successful marijuana law reform measures while a law student at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He passed the Oregon Bar in 2005 and practiced criminal defense for two years before transitioning to working full-time in the political advocacy realm. His blogs on Marijuana Politics are personal in nature and don't speak for or reflect the opinions of any group or organization.